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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To attend social gatherings.
(b) To marry for love.
(c) To marry for money.
(d) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.

2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Mabel say about Mrs. Cheveley after she leaves?
(a) She is a horrid woman.
(b) She is very intelligent.
(c) She is a lovely woman.
(d) She has beautiful clothes.

3. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?
(a) A prostitute.
(b) Too low born for his time.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) A sign of despair.

4. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?
(a) Lose an election.
(b) Lie.
(c) Retire.
(d) Compromise.

5. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?
(a) For people to stay together for a long time.
(b) For people never to marry.
(c) For people to wait until they are older to marry.
(d) For people to marry as often as they can.

6. How does Mrs. Cheveley say she stays young and beautiful?
(a) By marrying wealthy men.
(b) By talking to perfectly charming people.
(c) By using lots of moisturizer.
(d) By avoiding dull parties.

7. According to Lady Markby, what's better than light intellectual pressure?
(a) Needlepoint.
(b) Anything.
(c) A good kiss.
(d) Politics.

8. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Politics, money, and Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) The Royal Academy, Mrs. Cheveley, and novels in Scotch dialect.
(d) Her dinner date with Tommy.

9. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) The Bachelor's Ball.
(b) The Queen's Ball.
(c) A political rally.
(d) A poker game.

10. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?
(a) At Goring's house.
(b) In school.
(c) At Mrs. Cheveley's wedding.
(d) At a party.

11. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?
(a) He is sick of London society.
(b) He is disabled.
(c) His wife won't let him.
(d) No one invites him anywhere.

12. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Careful planning.
(b) His wife.
(c) Circumstances.
(d) Her good luck.

13. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?
(a) He was once poor.
(b) He has an illegitimate child.
(c) The real origin of his wealth.
(d) He had an affair.

14. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks him to go ahead with it.
(b) She asks him to wait one more day.
(c) She asks him to withdraw it.
(d) She asks if she can attend with him.

15. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) It distracts public attention from their own.
(b) It gives them something to talk about.
(c) They like juicy gossip.
(d) It makes them feel better.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "This is a game of life as we all have to play it"?

2. In Act 2, Part 1, what does Goring tell Sir Robert he should have done with Lady Chiltern?

3. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?

4. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?

5. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?

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